The History of the Civil War (The History Of)

by Susan B Katz (Author)

The History of the Civil War (The History Of)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: The History Of

An introduction to the history of the Civil War for kids ages 6 to 9

The United States was not always united. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to leave the Union. Soon after, many other states joined it to try and create their own country: the Confederate States of America. Within months, the Confederates would launch an attack on Fort Sumter and begin a war that lasted almost four years. This engaging story explores how and why the war started, who was fighting, what happened during the many bloody battles, and how the Union and Confederacy reunited.

This Civil War book for kids features:

  • A visual timeline--Kids will be able to easily follow the history of the Civil War thanks to a timeline marking major milestones.
  • Core curriculum--Teach kids about the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How behind the Civil War, and test their knowledge with a quick quiz after they finish.
  • Lasting changes--Encourage kids to explore thought-provoking questions that help them better understand how the Civil War changed the United States.

Get early readers interested in one of America's most defining historical events with this standout guide to the Civil War for kids 6-9.

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Review quotes

"As an educator, I enjoy children's books with a focus on vocabulary! Susan did an excellent job of including key vocabulary to aid in comprehension. The book also incorporates an abundance of text features to help with discussion topics and overall knowledge of the Civil War." —Crystal Spearman, ELA and social studies instructional coach

"This book for young readers gives an engaging lesson that will help children understand an important moment in the history of the United States. The timelines, illustrations, and maps help readers to better understand the events. The book goes beyond a mere history lesson by asking readers to think about what they would do in situations that relate to the Civil War. I also appreciate how the book illustrates that history affects people's lives in the modern era. Children will realize that knowledge of history is not a set of dreary dates and events, but vital to understanding our lives today." —Carla Fountain, educator

"The History of the Civil War is expertly written; just the right details to clearly explain to the young reader the background and dilemmas of this very divisive war. As a teacher, I appreciate the well-chosen timelines, maps, illustrations, and especially the Think Tank questions. These hints broaden the readers' knowledge using several different learning styles. I would definitely recommend this book." —Nena Chudnof, teacher

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
October 12, 2021
The History Of
BISAC categories
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
JNF025270 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States - Civil War Period
Library of Congress categories
United States
Civil War, 1861-1865

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